The Road to Jerusalem – New Year update!

The Road to Jerusalem – New Year update!

We Made it!

With a week to go before our Christmas Day deadline we were (virtually) 156km from our destination of Jerusalem. It looked like it was out of our reach with the poor weather but with a Herculean effort with a few days to spare we managed to cover the last kilometres with a few spare for a victory lap around the city!
Thanks to all those who contributed to the virtual event over the last 6 months or so and in particular to our leader Peter Whiting who covered an amazing 2,733 kms and kept us all motivated with his excellent reports!
It gave us all a great reason to get out and exercise and put in the miles!
Sutton Coldfield  Circle Launches Its Website

Sutton Coldfield Circle Launches Its Website

After much planning and design Sutton Coldfield Circle has launched its website. Tasked by circle council to develop and produce the site Brothers Peter Westbrook. Mike Gaffney and Konrad Wysznski engaged the assistance of a web design student Tasveer Gola from Sutton Coldfield College to develop and design the site. The main emphasis of the site is to inform people of Who We Are, What We Do  and How To Get  In Touch and most importantly to assist in the circle’s marketing activities and recruit new members. One of the key factors of the website’s design is to include photographs of circle activities featuring younger members  so as to target this particular market. The site includes a Latest News page  which details  all activities about the circle which will be updated on a regular basis. Facebook and Twitter facilities will be linked to the site in due course. Why not find out more  just go to www.suttoncoldfieldcatenianscircle232.com   you will not be disappointed.

Kenilworth Circle trial Hybrid Circle Meeting

Kenilworth Circle trial Hybrid Circle Meeting

Kenilworth Circle’s first Hybrid Circle meeting at Chesford Grange on 14 October was a great success! There were 16 brothers in attendance and 1 visiting brother from Leamington Spa Circle who was also an observer. Dialled in on-line were a further 10 brothers and 2 visitors. Brothers met for a socially distanced drink before the Circle meeting and then reconvened after for a much needed drink and social catch-up!

The Chesford Grange Hotel has been extremely helpful in ensuring that the event was Covid-19 safe and ensuring we comply with all the guidelines.

Circle President Bede Hayes had this to say about the evening “It was great to be there physically with Brothers for the meeting although the circumstances were a little unfamiliar”.

                                            

Malvern Circle lockdown garden competition

Malvern Circle lockdown garden competition

In order to keep us occupied during lockdown, we decided to hold a garden competition to see how Brothers and wives had improved their gardens during this time. Pictured is the award of a £25 garden centre voucher to the winner, last year’s President Jeremy Kearns, who, with his wife Geraldine, had made the biggest impression on their garden. On the right, making the award during our second post-lockdown ladies’ evening, is Vince Conway, Press and Publicity Officer for the Circle.